Laika Analyzed (Part 1)

Lucy Lay


With innovative stop motion techniques, original stories, fascinating characters, and gorgeous handcrafted sets, Laika Entertainment is at the top of the animation heap.

Laika is an animation company in Oregon that specializes in stop motion animation. Deserting traditional 2D and CGI animation, Laika uses puppets and custom built set to create their films.

Laika currently has four feature films: 81ElFuqM52L._SL1500_

  • Coraline (2009)
  • ParaNorman (2012)
  • The Box Trolls (2014)
  • Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Their 5th film, Missing Link, is slated to premier in the spring of 2019.

Ever since I saw Coraline in theaters, I’ve been intrigued about what Laika has to offer. I’m usually not a fan of stop motion animation, but there’s something about the types of stories they tell or the way it’s presented that just sucks me in.

Laika has constantly been that breath of fresh air in a market saturated with clichéd plotlines, flat characters…

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